SCS

THE WEEK AHEAD:13TH TO 19TH AUGUST 2017

SUNDAY 13TH: Canoe and Kayak hire at Coed Gwilym Park Canoe store. Canadian Canoes £7, Double sit on tops Kayaks £5, single kayaks £4. Rafts  £10. First hire 10.30am, last hire 2.30pm. For full terms and conditions see  ‘Canoe Hire’ on this website. TUESDAY 15th: Canoe and Kayak hire from Coed Gwilym Park (as above)....

GREAT NEWS FROM THE GOWER SOCIETY: 11.8.17.

Having made an application to the Gower Society earlier this year for funding to help repair the Clydach (Mond) Lock, we were delighted to welcome Audrey Frank, Jeremy Kingham, and Maggie Cuthbert from the Gower Society Committee to the Swansea Canal for a site visit yesterday. Andy, our funding officer, and John Gwalter, our treasurer...

LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT: 8.8.17.

  As the peak holiday month is now with us, we have had to put on hold our big work projects and concentrate on the smaller but no less important activities of the Society. In the light of the misguided, non-thinking, pyromaniacal activites in the Forge Fach Centre playground last night, it is perhaps only...

Tesco; the 3 Charities Race: It’s Nip and Tuck…..

…..Or neck and neck,  or a damned close run thing. The tokens are dropping like blue and red flies into the perspex-fronted  ballot boxes in  Tesco’s checkout corridor in Pontardawe.  At stake are three prizes; the charity with the most tokens gets four grand, the second gets 2k and the third gets  £1,000. All worth...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 6th AUGUST TO 12TH AUGUST.

SUNDAY 6TH: Canoe and Kayak hire at Coed Gwilym Park Canoe store. Canadian Canoes £7, Double sit on tops Kayaks £5, single kayaks £4. Rafts  £10. First hire 10.30am, last hire 2.30pm. For full terms and conditions see  ‘Canoe Hire’ on this website. TUESDAY 8TH: Canoe and Kayak hire from Coed Gwilym Park (as above)....

DREDGING THE SWANSEA CANAL.

The Swansea Canal should be a premier visitor destination. Swansea Canal Society is applying for Welsh Government funding to regenerate the canal between Clydach and Trebanos. SCS volunteers are already repairing the historic structures along the waterway. If our application to the Rural Communities Development Fund is approved, contractors will dredge the water channel under...

Rafters and Grafters: 1.8.17.

   A young German family, here in Clydach to visit their relative in Craig Cefn Parc, were our  canal guests on a very showery morning in Coed Gwilym Park. As they were fairly new to canoeing, and there were three young children, we lashed two boats together to form a raft for them. They obviously...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 30.7.17 TO 5.8.17.

SUNDAY JULY 30TH: Canoe and Kayak hire from Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10.30am, last hire 2.30pm. Canadian canoes seat three, £7. Double sit on kayaks £5, singles£4. Full details and conditions under ‘Canoe Hire’ on this website. TUESDAY AUGUST 1ST: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 am and...

Work Parties 25.7.17

    Our volunteer numbers were increased today by the help we were given by the Day Service Centre, West Cross. They spent the early part of the morning clearing the vegetation and litter from the Old Highways Depot in Clydach. They then joined us for tea and cakes at the Canoe Store where we had...

Waterway Recovery Group: Many Hands Make Mortar Shortage: 10.7.17

Upper Trebanos Lock was a full of our our wonderful WRG volunteers, clinging, it appeared, to the chamber wall like limpets with  legs. At last, after the abortive attempt of two years ago, the off side wall is being repointed. Firmly supported by sand bags, youngman’s boards and palettes, the multi-armed WRG army is bringing...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 23RD JULY TO 29TH JULY 2017

  SUNDAY 23RD JULY:  CANOE AND KAYAK HIRE.         CANADIAN OPEN CANOES: £7.00;  SIT-ON-TOP DOUBLE KAYAKS: £5; SINGLE SIT ON TOP KAYAKS £4. Enjoy the Swansea Canal at canal level. First hire 10.30am, last hire 2.30pm. One mile of easy paddling from Coed Gwilym Park, Canoe Store, Clydach to Lower Trebanos Lock. For...

WRG : Shuttering and Coping

Up by the Pontardawe Playing Fields north of Upper Trebanos Lock,  Gordon has fixed shuttering on top of the sand bags already laid by the Tuesday work parties in the weeks before the WRG summer camp began.  This left the very satisfying job of laying the final coping stones to our very enthustatic volunteers. Here...